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August 25, 2008

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Queen Slug

You're not the only one. I think you'd have to be blind to miss it.

I also can't understand why he wants to be in the closet on this, is he afraid people won't see that he won, but rather that the illness won, that the condition was a cheat?

Dee

Funny thing is, my dentist actually made Olympic trials twice in the '80's and I just found out he met M. Phelps twice. His direct quote to me was"nice guy....not the brightest though..."

Josh

Sorry to keep posting comments on older articles.

I just wanted to say I think you're right.

And beyond what you've mentioned, did you notice the last line in his book about the only time he has heart problems is when his Ravens aren't winning. (It was something to that extent)

Brian Cazeneuve may be great at evading the truth in that part of his book, but that last line seemed really phony. It felt out of place and it makes me think it was an effort to make light of something that Phelps doesn't want to admit.

No matter what connective tissue problem he has, he should be more open about it. By ignoring the problem, he's letting it define his victories. If he shows he's not afraid to talk about it, then we'd know that he doesn't attribute his success to it, and even if he did say that he has benefited in the pool from it, that would be an even greater service to those with connective tissue problems.

I'm not implying he owes anyone anything, but simply for his own good, it might be best not to try to hide it.

One Sick Mother

Josh,

That's OK. The posts stay open to comment for a year.

Good point about that Raven's line. it always rang a bit off to me, too but I wasn't sure why.

Coming out and going public with anything is a very personal decision and really, we can't know why he has made his choices. I feel sad that he chose the way he did, but I have no clue what I would do in his shoes ...or indeed in his... em ...flippers.

OSM

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